ETCR: Zolder set for electrified action


The FIA ETCR eTouring Car World Cup stays all-electric for its next event, Race BE, the fourth round of the series, taking place at Belgium’s Zolder circuit next month (July 8-10) for Circuit Zolder Electrified.

Following the success of the Jarama Next Generation Festival at Circuito de Madrid Jarama-RACE earlier this month (June 17-19), FIA ETCR continues to push its electric message as Circuit Zolder will be hosting its first ever all-electric motorsport event in Belgium with a full EV-Show for electric cars in the paddock.

With FIA ETCR as the on-track highlight of the weekend, Circuit Zolder Electrifiedincludes a number of other attractions both on and off track. There will be an EV-Show showcasing to visitors the latest EV vehicles on the market. And not just in static fashion, as these cars will also take to the track for demonstration drives.

An Eco-Mobility zone will showcase other electric mobility options, such as electric bikes, Segways and electric scooters. There will be plenty of opportunities to try them out on a specially designed test track too.

Circuit Zolder Electrified will also showcase ERA Series Europe as part of the ERA Championship, with up to ten Mitsu-Bachi F110e electric single-seater junior Formula race cars expected to be on track.

The Circuit Zolder Electrified event will be anchored around the on-track excitement of the fourth round of FIA ETCR. The FIA ETCR aims to promote greater sustainability and highlight the excitement of electric mobility and the positive effect it can have on the environment worldwide. FIA ETCR’s promoter, Discovery Sports Events, is only one of three to hold three stars in the FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme. FIA ETCR cars are powered by electricity which is generated through the use of the greenest Hydrogen available with water the only waste product in this process.

Belgian Maxime Martin is sure to be a fan-favourite at the event, with the Romeo Ferraris driver currently sitting fourth in the series standings and heading home after a strong showing last time out in his rookie ETCR season.

There will be one exception to only all-electric cars on track as Hyundai Motorsport will bring its hybrid Hyundai i20 N Rally1 and Belgian rally driver Thierry Neuville who will swap cars with FIA ETCR Hyundai Motorsport N driver Norbert Michelisz for a demonstration on Saturday afternoon at the track.